Topics: Learning sciences
Evaluating and choosing educational applications for school learning has often been compared to the wild, wild West. Yet, selecting the “just right” app for teaching and learning to meet learning targets is…
Teachers understand how critical it is to use quality curricula in the classroom, and they know it’s important to help students select books that match their needs and interests.
But students today are…
For astronomer Sten Odenwald, the smartphones we all use in our daily lives have some extraordinary scientific potential. For instance, the sensor a phone uses to help orient its screen can also measure gravity…
In the classroom as in court, it’s not what you know, it’s what you can prove you know.
And for generations of students and teachers, test scores have provided evidence of learning.
Think about the last time you picked out a restaurant, a hotel or even a phone. Chances are you went online, ran a search for, say, “best Italian restaurant near me” and began to read and compare reviews.
What you found out helped determine your next steps: go to the…
The role of virtual reality (VR) in the classroom is still being parsed, but early adopter Amanda Fox is convinced the technology is more than a fad. In fact, she sees it as the ultimate way to personalize learning and encourage students – and teachers – to use technology to create, rather…
Busy educators are always on the lookout for ways to be more productive and save time. From streamlining repetitive tasks to plowing through an overflowing email inbox or planning for an event, there are a range of tools to help educators do more with the precious time they have each day. …